Not everyone is familiar with jailbreaking for IOS. IT basically breaks the restrictions and barriers of IOS and lets you install custom third-party apps on your IOS device. Until now, every IOS user can install apps on their phone only from Apple Appstore and Apple restricts installing apps from any other source. However, if you jailbreak your iPhone or iPad then you can install apps from other sources as well. But here we have a tutorial on how to get jailbroken apps on IOS without actually jailbreaking your iPhone or iPad.
With Jailbreak your IOS devices get a lot of customization options and unlock a lot of features that your phone doesn’t have right now. On the other hand, the downside of jailbreak is that you might void the warranty of your device and can lose official support from Apple and Apple’s service center. Also, if you reset your iPhone or install any IOS updates then it will automatically restore to its original state and will remove the Jailbreak from your device. Hence, any customization or apps which you have installed with the help of Jailbreak will no longer work. Not to mention, once you jailbreak your iPhone then it is open to many potential security threats and risks so beware before you jailbreak, if not then you can definitely try this method to get hands-on with a few sets of apps without having to jailbreak your iPhone.
So the Jailbreak apps lie in two different categories. A set of apps that don’t require system-level access permissions in order to work properly, while on the other hand there are some set of apps that needs system-level access, these set of apps will help you in customizing the look and the UI design of your iPhone.
So in this article, we will be covering the first set of apps, since the second set of apps anyhow needs to have Jailbreak, otherwise, it won’t work, since we are here to run apps without having Jailbreak so we will be focusing on the first set of apps like Torrent clients, screen recording, NES emulators, etc.
How To Install Apps Without Jailbreak
Most of the time, the usual apps can be installed directly from the Apple App store. But Apple officially allows developers and organizations to distribute their own apps over the air (OTA). The company implements the app distribution in two different methods using OTA.
- In-house app distribution- Organizations enrolled in the IOS developer Enterprise program are allowed to build and distribute in-house apps for their employees.
- App Distribution for Beta testing- The developers may release the beta testing of apps among the users and distribute it over the air to selected users for the same.
Since Apple has implemented the OTA distribution of apps for developers and organizations, there are some services that have been launched that allow users to install apps outside the App store on non-jailbroken IOS devices. While the alternative to AppStore is available as both free and paid service, you can choose whichever is suitable for you.
Install Cydia Apps Without Jailbreak
The free alternative to the App store through which you can install apps on your iPhone is the services like iEmulators and Emui4IOS. These allow you to install apps like iRec, AirFloat, iTransmission, BarMagnet, GBA4iOS, iDOS, RecordScreen, Shou, etc. on your iPhone or any other IOS devices without having to Jailbreak it.
However, on the flip side installing these apps from a third party without having jailbreak can cause certification issues with the latest system patches released by Apple. So there are chances that most of the apps available on this free alternative option won’t work properly. To install such apps on your IOS you might have to change the system date and time to an earlier date on your IOS devices. Alternatively, chances are more that these Jailbreak apps will run without jailbreaking your IOS device if you choose the paid services like BuildStore or any other.
BuildStore- Install Apps on IOS Without Jailbreak
Buildstore is an alternative to Appstore that allows you to install apps from third-party developers on your IOS device. Buildstore provides good reliability and stability of the apps and for that, the service comes for a price of $9.99/year per device. As soon as you pay the subscription charges for a year, you will be allowed to download all of the apps from buildstore on your Apple device.
Coming to the updates for the Apps, you need not worry about them since the Build store has collaborated with the app developers very well and they publish the app updates from time to time whenever there is a need. If any new version of the app is released the Buildstore announces it on Twitter. So you may want to follow them on Twitter to keep track of your favorite apps. They even accept requests of some new apps which aren’t available on their platform from users of the Build store. Buildsrtore also provides solutions with a support team working all the time that can help you in resolving any issues faced by you in using the Buildstore or downloading apps from Buuildstore.
Lastly, the content policy of the Buildstore also ensures that the apps which are being published on Buildstore are completely free from any potential security threats, risks, or any kind of malware. It even ensures that there is no malicious hidden code written in the codes of apps that can expose them to some vulnerabilities. So it is safe to install apps from Buildstore on your iPhone or iPad.
Apps available on Buildstore
As of now, the following apps are available for downloading from Buldstore which can be installed on your IOS device without jailbreak. All of the apps available on Buildstore are free to download once you have paid for the subscription to Buildstore.
- iOS Emulators: GBA4IOS, RetroArch, iFBA, Gearsystem, MAME4iOS, iSSB, PPSSPP, MeSNEmu, iDOS, Provenance, Gearboy, MD.emu, NDS4iOS, SNES4IOS
- Games: Dendy/Nes/ Favicon 112 Games Pack, Flappy Bird, Marvel vs. Capcom 2
- Utilities: MovieBox (Popcorn Time alternative for iOS), McTube Pro, iTransmission, MusicJunkie, CartoonHD Pro, iRec, BarMagnet, iNoCydia
Legal terms of Such Services
Of course, the services that we have recommended in the article uses proper legal ways to install apps on your iOS device. As they are using Apple’s official way of implementing the app distribution over-the-air service. But on the other hand, third-party app stores like Buildstore and others might have some apps in their store which can be used to perform illegal activities or might break the law of app policies. For instance, the torrent client app is illegal in many countries while it is also legal in some countries so such apps can cause some legal issues. Also, users can use torrents to download contents which are illegal to download or download pirated content in a region where piracy is a crime.
So with the help of services like Buildstore and others you can download apps on your iPhone or iPad even outside from the Apple Appstore without even jailbreaking your device. Apple follows a very strict policy for its apps to be on the Appstore, that is why most of the apps which are on buildstore arent on the App store because it may harm or might violate the Appstore policy. In such a case, Buildstore comes to the rescue allowing you to install apps from third-party developers that aren’t available on Appstore.
We at ihax do not promote any kind of illegal activities or won’t be responsible for any kind of legal action taken against you while performing the above methods.